You've Been Streamed! Monday 5 March 2001 PDF Print 1,500 Hours of Home Video Clips, Outtakes and Extreme Sports Wipeouts Available on the Internet http://www.pixago.com http://www.netsitepro.com/actiontime London, 2 March 2001: Pixago, the digital streaming company, has announced a partnership with leading UK independent TV producer and distributor, Action Time. Pixago will encode over 8,000 Action Time clips, many of which are famous for appearing on TV shows such as Dennis Norden's Laughter File, for distribution over the web resulting in a searchable archive of 1,500 hours of online streaming content. Action Time - the first UK producer to take advantage of this technology - will be able to retain control over the distribution and tracking of the clips using Pixago's Broadcast Desk product. Broadcast Desk is a unique software application designed to distribute and track web enabled clips, leaving the control over streaming options with the video owner. Companies can select the method of distribution and even pay-per-view options. Action Time has one of the most extensive home video collections in the UK, with clips featuring in TV programmes worldwide such as Dennis Norden's Laughter File in the UK and World's Most Amazing Home Videos and When Good Pets Go Bad in the USA. The clips have also been featured in TV advertising campaigns for the Daily Mirror and Asda and are ideally suited for web syndication. Action Time is currently the sole supplier of the home video clips being used in the new Weetabix break bumpers for ITV's Don't Try This At Home. Elaine Michel, who manages the footage library at Action Time, says: "We are developing our online presence and are keen to forge a relationship with a company that will lead us through the process of archiving our highly valued media assets. We are confident that Pixago is able to provide a full solution in line with Action Time's long term strategies." Richard Bennett, CEO of Pixago, says: "I am delighted that Pixago is partnering with a market leader such as Action Time. With such highly desirable content it seems natural that companies such as Action Time would begin to digitise their media assets from this point forward. They have been switched on enough to pre-empt massive costs further down the line as their library grows." For further information please contact: Sophie Read/Vicky Thomas at MaxWorks for Action Time Tel +44 (0)20 7323 0503, Fax +44 (0)20 7323 0504 Georgina Firth at Midnight Communications for Pixago Tel: 01273 666 200 or e mail at George@midnight.co.uk Notes to Editors: About Pixago http://www.pixago.com Pixago is a digital archive and media distribution house aiming to help companies realise the potential for using digital media and making the most of media assets they already possess. Simply put, Pixago creates digital media archives from companies existing audio and video assets. The contents of these archives can be streamed from Pixago's industrial-strength servers across any current or future platform, such as broadband Internet, third generation (3G) mobile networks and interactive television. Pixago has structured its service to be as inclusive as possible, enabling companies and organisations of every size to take advantage of the medium. The nature of its service also makes it very easy for companies to control the distribution and the tracking of their digital media, whether as an internal resource available over the Internet or a new revenue stream. For many companies, the cost and complexity involved in digitising, encoding and managing media assets are major barriers to streaming digital media on their websites and extranet systems. Pixago's service side-steps these infrastructure issues by hosting the digital content on its media servers, allowing media clips to be streamed directly to the end-user's system. These appear to the user as if they were directly accessed from the original website. About Action Time http://www.netsitepro.com/actiontime Action Time is firmly established as a leader in high quality and innovative entertainment programming in the UK and internationally. Action Time has a catalogue of entertainment programming to suit all broadcaster's requirements from magazine and lifestyle shows to quiz show, youth shows and children's formats. Action Time UK has supplied over 425 hours of original programming to the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 over the last year, as well as numerous cable and satellite channels. Action Time International has continued to expand and flourish as one of the world's most successful providers, licensors and co-producers of entertainment formats in over 30 countries. This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Midnight Communications in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.